Installed and want to create a recovery disk

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    windows 10

    Installed and want to create a recovery disk

    Hi all

    I've done the free update today from windows 8.1 to windows 10

    I'm guessing if I reset my laptop to factory settings I would be back on windows 8 and after the free download period is up I wouldn't be able to update to windows 10 again. I remember reading somewhere there would be an option to create a recovery disk but I cant seem to find this option anywhere. does any know?

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro

    Download and run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. You can use it to download Windows 10 version you need to an ISO file. You can then burn that to a DVD.
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  3. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    thankyou, I know you only got a year to upgrade to windows 10. so will that installation still work after that time is up?
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 1903 18362.295

    Yes, it will for the life of the device it's installed on.
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  5. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    awesome thankyou
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  6. swarfega's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    You can also use the inbuilt recovery drive tool. In the search bar type in recovery drive and it'l take you to the utility.
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  7. Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I know ive got windows 10 home but when I do the download to ISO it asks me to choose between Windows 10 home or windows 10 Home N, whats the difference and how to I know which one I have got?
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  8. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro

    Right click on Start button and select Command Prompt
    Type the command
    > winver

    A dialog box will pop up showing which version of Windows you have.

    “N” and “KN” editions follow the upgrade path of the parent edition (e.g., Windows 7 Professional N upgrades to Windows 10 Pro N). These are special versions that resulted from a lawsuit by the EU.

    The N editions of Windows 7 are available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

    Windows 10 N and Windows 10 KN editions include the same functionality as Windows 10, except that these versions of Windows do not include Windows Media Player, and related technologies.

    End-user customers can enable the media functionality to work properly by installing the Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10 (KB3010081).

    This feature pack can be applied to computers running either Windows 10 N or Windows 10 KN editions.
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  9. Posts : 1,079
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    MisterEd said: View Post
    Download and run the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. You can use it to download Windows 10 version you need to an ISO file. You can then burn that to a DVD.
    My understanding is that creates Installation media, not a Recovery Disk. You can use that to install Win10, or to Upgrade to Win10. It's not used to restore your existing PC.
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